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VP and Plant Manager - Albany

Date:  Jul 11, 2024

Albany, GA, US

Requisition ID: 31438 

A Career in Beer and Beyond:  


Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.    


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core ValuesWe believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunitiesSo, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.   


The Headlines:    

In the role of VP and Plant Manager working in Albany, GA, you will be responsible for managing, planning, directing and leading all aspects of the operations and enabling activities in a diverse, high-speed production/manufacturing environment with a potential capacity in excess of 5 million barrels per year. To develop and implement short- and long-term strategies, in line with Integrated Supply Chain Strategies and the World Class Supply Chain that will optimize performance in the areas of safety, human resources, quality assurance, customer service, cost control, production, engineering, product development and sustainability. This position reports to the VP Manufacturing Operations.


The Responsibilities: 

  • Most importantly, you will lead a team of talented colleagues and support their growth and development through career discussions and consistent one on one conversations.
  • Leads and manages the Brewery Organization to safely maximize efficiencies, capacity, flexibility and productivity aligned to quality and customer service requirements.  Utilizes WCSC processes to achieve or exceed phase targets.  Responsible for the development and delivery of the brewery long-range plan, capital plan and annual operating plan in support of the overall network.
  • Responsible for creating a winning culture, building and developing a strong leadership team, leading change initiatives and removing barriers to build a world class brewery organization through exemplary leadership practices and the engagement of a diverse workforce across all levels. Ensures the application of robust people/development management practices, creating space for effective coaching and communications, recognizing the right behaviors & outputs throughout the brewery organization.  Effectively represents the interests of the entire brewery network and the enterprise when participating in or building effective strategic partnerships internally and externally. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all safety, health, environmental, quality, cost and reliability standards are met for the Brewery and driving conformance to federal and state laws and regulations. Implements and maintains systems to audit performance and to check compliance with these rules and a responsibility to support employees in meeting these operating standards both directly (through coaching, training, daily management systems, resources etc.) and indirectly (by developing a balanced approach to implementation of WCSC practices).
  • Create and communicate a vision (Compelling Business Need) which aligns Brewery Strategy to the overarching ISC and WCSC strategy and is used as the basis for long range plant, equipment, facilities, and human resources planning and execution using WCSC processes to deliver long term brewery performance.
  • Contributes operational, business and industry expertise to enterprise-wide initiatives to improve overall business performance.
  • Demonstrates leadership maturity with humility, confidence and courage. Exhibits political and organizational awareness.
  • Fosters an inclusive environment, encourages and respects different people, approaches and ideas. 


The Other Qualifications: 

  • This role acts as the key representative of Molson Coors in the local community
  • The position will provide Operations input to develop and update fixed/variable operating budgets; manage facilities to maintain fiscal control of operating costs and preserve physical/human assets.
  • Facilitate and ensure proper resourcing for the development and maintenance of capital budgets for the facility, to include concept development, economic analysis, and inter-divisional communications to secure funding.
  • Maintain the facilities in a manner that meets or exceeds all company and regulatory safety, environmental and sanitation requirements.
  • Establish objectives and priorities for subordinates, which are complimentary to brewery and company objectives. Manage performance of salaried and hourly staff; recruit new personnel as required.
  • Ensure robust development plans are in place to ensure continued progress and development of future leaders of the organization.
  • Role model behaviors that support and exhibit our Critical Success Factors and identified Core Competencies for the role.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience at strategic level.
  • You believe diversity with inclusion is the key to collaboration and a winning team culture.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in BA/BS in Business or Technical Field.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of manufacturing experience.
  • You love a challenge. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities. 
  • You build relationships and collaborate to get to the desired outcome.   
  • You take accountability for results – acting with integrity and honoring commitments.   
  • You have a thirst for learning – you are always looking for ways to learn and help one another grow.   
  • You exhibit our core values. 



Work Perks that You Need to Know About:   

  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities.  
  • We care about our communities and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are.  
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization.  
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities. 
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401k option with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazingresources. 
  • On site Pub, access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages!  
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences.   



Molson Coors is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates of all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruitment processes, please e-mail

Nearest Major Market: Albany GA